One of the best things about living in New York City is that the “things to do” list is literally endless. You could easily never eat at the same restaurant twice, never walk down the same street twice, even go years without visiting a particular neighborhood. Sometimes I wind up in a neighborhood and think to myself “Wow, I haven’t been down here in three years”. Three years! It happens more often than you think. What adds to this even more is the fact that now the “things to do” list reaches to the outer boroughs. Now that we live in Queens, we spend even more time here (obviously), and one of the most up and coming neighborhoods in NYC, Long Island City is a favorite to visit. Waterfront parks, STUNNING front and center views of the skyline, and LIC Landing by Coffeed are just a few reasons to visit LIC, conveniently a 5 minute train ride from Manhattan.
Enjoy passing through Gantry Park Landing to get to LIC Landing by Coffeed. You’ll come across families out for a walk, restaurants with outdoor patios, and ridiculous views.
Once you get there, order your food “cafeteria style” (be prepared to spend, spend, spend), grab a glass (or plastic cup) of Rose, snag a seat at a waterfront table and enjoy the evening.
Nothing is better than that hour of sunset where the sky morphs behind the Manhattan skyline. This Summer has been epic sunset after epic sunset, let me tell you! We are lucky enough to watch the sunset everyday from our apartment, but it was so incredibly relaxing to sit on the water at LIC Landing and watch the Manhattan chaos from the other side of the river. I never thought I would love being a Queens girl, but then again that’s why they say NEVER SAY NEVER! I’m able to adore the city I love from the best seat in the house!
What made for an even better sunset were the fireworks display and lights for 9/11. So, so beautiful and incredibly moving. Never forget <3
I definitely recommend spending an evening at LIC Landing by Coffeed before the weather cools down for good! Enjoy the food, drinks and Summer breeze while you can.